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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

November 14, 2020 04:51 PM EST

Description

Unusual location for this species. Almost certainly a migrant.

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ashley_bradford

Date

June 11, 2023 09:03 PM EDT

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apistopanchax

Date

March 11, 2019 09:19 AM EDT

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apistopanchax

Date

March 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

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Broad-leaf Privet (Ligustrum lucidum)

Observer

baldeagle

Date

August 13, 2023 09:00 AM CDT

Description

Girdled in early 2019. Dead by late 2020. Still dead. :-)

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Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

March 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

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Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Observer

apistopanchax

Date

November 2021

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Sweet Pinesap (Monotropsis odorata)

Date

April 2022

Description

Found by smell. 25 stems observed

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Brown Rove Beetle (Platydracus maculosus)

Date

June 23, 2023 02:58 PM EDT

Description

My best guess digging around BugGuide

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jformanorth

Date

July 2023

Description

fly

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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Observer

stephen220

Date

June 16, 2023 08:04 AM EDT

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janetwright

Date

June 18, 2023 06:28 AM CDT

Description

Bank of ditch, growing entwined with Sphagnum microcarpum https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/168971698. Leaf 0.6mm

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Hare's Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense)

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judygva

Date

June 14, 2023 07:41 AM EDT

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What

Creeping Eryngo (Eryngium prostratum)

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mjpapay

Date

June 2023

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What

Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

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zdanko

Date

April 8, 2023 01:52 PM EDT

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cveld

Date

February 13, 2020 08:35 PM AEDT

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What

Pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla)

Observer

cotinis

Date

May 16, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Description

Another interesting find along the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina (16 May 2021) was this vine in bloom.
Pipevine, Dutchman's-Pipe - Aristolochia macrophylla (syn. Isotrema macrophyllum)
References:

  • Brandenburg, National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America (Sterling, 2010), p. 78
  • Foote and Jones, Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Timber Press, 1989), p. 57, plate 9
  • Radford et al., Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (UNC Press, 1968), pp. 398-99
  • Weakley, Flora of the Southeastern United States (UNC Herbarium, 2020), p. 158

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tshahan

Date

March 2023

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What

Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans)

Observer

nelson_wisnik

Date

December 3, 2018

Description

in the absence of a trunk or stone to lean on, a capybara may be an option;
I have observed these two individuals do this twice;

see also
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nelson_wisnik/21258-the-friendly-capybara

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Tree Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

March 2023

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What

Leopard Slug (Limax maximus)

Observer

jeffdc

Date

August 19, 2014 10:58 PM EDT

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tshahan

Date

October 2022

Description

on the underside of an old broken off polypore

~1mm?

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What

American Dewdrop Spider (Argyrodes elevatus)

Date

October 26, 2022 05:29 PM EDT

Description

egg sack. description matches dewdrop kelptoparasite spider. I have observed an adult not too far from here.

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What

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

October 24, 2022 04:19 PM EDT

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Slender Goldenrod (Solidago erecta)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

October 2022

Description

Definitely the Squarrosae group.

Overall, I think it is Solidago roanensis (venation of phyllaries cannot be discerned in the photos).

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What

Common Rain Spider (Palystes superciliosus)

Observer

dianastuder

Date

December 4, 2008 08:20 PM SAST

Description

this one was on the sliding glass doors. And walked across my forehead as I slid the door open. 2008 and I can still feel that thistledown touch!

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What

Yellow-thighed Bentbristle (Neoitamus flavofemoratus)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 4, 2022 01:15 PM EDT

Description

Table for two... termites were swarming and these were just some of the predators taking advantage of it.

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What

Viperina (Zornia bracteata)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

September 3, 2021 04:42 PM EDT

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What

Appledore Gull (Larus argentatus × fuscus)

Observer

graytreefrog

Date

September 26, 2020 04:25 PM EDT

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What

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 29, 2021 05:04 PM EDT

Description

Just when I decide it’s a Sweetgum, I then think No, maybe it IS a maple…

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What

Robinson's Annual Cicada (Neotibicen robinsonianus)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 22, 2021 06:11 PM EDT

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What

Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 22, 2021 07:08 PM EDT

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Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 5, 2021 04:06 PM EDT

Description

After patrolling my dad's yard for two months, remaining ever vigilant for these tiny shoots, I have come up with a new curse for thine enemy:

"May an Ailanthus Tree grow in your garden."

Whoever thought bringing these things over here was a good idea was an agent of the devil. This is actually the Tree-of-Hell.

You might think it's just a tiny seedling sprout, and pull it up so easily. And then do it again in a week. And again... and then you wonder, why do they keep appearing here?

So I dig now, and this is what I find under what appears to be only a tiny sprout. This one is the worst so far, with a long network of roots that even still broke off at their ends so that I know more will be popping up. I've started to use Roundup on them in the hope that it'll reach the tips of those roots. The roots are brittle and break easily, which aids in leaving bits behind to grow more sprouts.

It's a lost cause, though, as there is a huge mature tree loaded with seeds in the neighbor's yard. >:-/

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What

Prostrate Sandmat (Euphorbia prostrata)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

July 10, 2021 03:15 PM EDT

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What

Periodical Cicadas (Genus Magicicada)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

May 10, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

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What

Slender Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis dillenii)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 30, 2021 03:14 PM EDT

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What

Broad-leaf Privet (Ligustrum lucidum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 14, 2018 09:11 AM EDT

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What

American Jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 18, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

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What

Brown-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus griseocollis)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 1, 2017 12:36 PM EDT

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kueda

Date

June 24, 2017 02:15 PM PDT

Description

a) The jumping spider resemblance is insane. b) The range of sizes among adults is insane. What is up with this fly.

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karenmal211

Date

July 10, 2020 05:16 PM HST

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What

Foxtails and Bristlegrasses (Genus Setaria)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

July 12, 2017 10:13 AM EDT

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Leaf-miner Flies (Family Agromyzidae)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

September 26, 2020 03:59 PM EDT

Description

This observation is for the leaf mines. In elm.

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What

Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)

Observer

mark_oxamitny

Date

June 27, 2016

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What

Sphagnum Subg. Sphagnum (Subgenus Sphagnum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

September 6, 2020 02:58 PM EDT

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What

Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis)

Date

May 17, 2020 03:20 PM EDT

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Japanese Hops (Humulus scandens)

Observer

johnbotany

Date

August 21, 2020 06:43 PM EDT

Description

Leaves without prickles along the veins. Hairs fewer than 25 per centimeter along the veins.

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rmn-ykimov

Date

August 23, 2020 12:26 PM MSK

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ashley_bradford

Date

May 25, 2020 02:07 PM EDT

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What

Fowler's Toad (Anaxyrus fowleri)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

May 31, 2020 02:44 PM EDT

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What

Forget-Me-Nots (Genus Myosotis)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 29, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

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What

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Observer

cotinis

Date

April 5, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

Description

Golden Alexanders - Zizia aurea
At least, I think that is what these are! I always have trouble seeing the characters that differentiate this from similar members of the same family.

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Springs Clearweed (Pilea fontana)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 20, 2017 08:25 AM EDT

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What

New Zealand Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

November 14, 2019 12:16 PM EST

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What

Wild Lettuces (Genus Lactuca)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 25, 2020 02:53 PM EDT

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What

Common White-cheeked Jumping Spider (Pelegrina proterva)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

October 5, 2019 02:33 PM EDT

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What

Goldenrod Brussels Sprout Gall Fly (Procecidochares atra)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

September 28, 2019 05:41 PM EDT

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What

False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

September 14, 2019 03:55 PM EDT

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What

Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 16, 2019 05:36 PM EDT

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What

Giant Casemaker Caddisflies (Family Phryganeidae)

Observer

elizabeth336

Date

July 31, 2018 07:37 PM EDT

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What

Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 22, 2019 01:34 PM EDT

Description

Very big leaves!

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What

Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog (Lithobates kauffeldi)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

March 2019

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Hollow Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 16, 2019 05:31 PM EDT

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Amaranths (Genus Amaranthus)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

September 25, 2017 10:59 AM EDT

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What

Small Green Wood Orchid (Platanthera clavellata)

Observer

jrichardabbott

Date

July 2019

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What

Prostrate Sandmat (Euphorbia prostrata)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 12, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

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What

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 12, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

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Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata)

Observer

bignonia

Date

June 25, 2019 08:15 AM EDT

Description

I've been looking for this species so I can compare it to the US native A. spinosa

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ashley_bradford

Date

July 15, 2017 05:36 PM EDT

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What

Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

July 23, 2017 11:03 AM EDT

Description

Boneset?

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What

Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata)

Observer

bignonia

Date

June 29, 2019 09:09 AM CEST

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What

Broad-leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 12, 2017 02:34 PM EDT

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What

Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

August 12, 2017 09:03 AM EDT

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Spring Spiderlily (Hymenocallis liriosme)

Observer

lincolndurey

Date

April 6, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

Description

On the Blind River, LA, near Maurepas Swamp WMA:
https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/lincolndurey/2018/4/6
This trip's "wow".

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What

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 9, 2017 08:06 PM EDT

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What

Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata)

Observer

bignonia

Date

April 24, 2019 04:25 PM EDT

Description

See same individual a few weeks later for clearer shots of leaflet veins.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24747624

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Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 27, 2019 05:47 PM EDT

Description

V. rotundifolia or riparia?

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What

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 28, 2019 03:13 PM EDT

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What

Tall False Hawksbeard (Youngia thunbergiana)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 27, 2019 03:45 PM EDT

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Striped Bark Scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

November 23, 2018 11:02 PM EST

Description

The blue image was shot with my phone and a UV flashlight. I saw my first wild scorpions this night, AND, I got to see them glow, so I was pretty psyched. I originally had 3 scorpions in this observation, but have split out the others into their own. They are connected through Similar Observation Set.

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UV

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What

Vinegar Cup (Helvella acetabulum)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 14, 2019 05:38 PM EDT

Description

This was the most spectacular fungus I’ve ever seen! I was just giddy over it. Keys for general scale in the last image.

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Grape Family (Family Vitaceae)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

April 27, 2018 09:02 AM EDT

Description

Possibly Porcelainberry, but more grapey looking, with thick woody vines.

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Rhododendrons and Azaleas (Genus Rhododendron)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

May 12, 2018 01:18 PM EDT

Description

A debate between Rhododendron viscosum or Kalmia angustifolia

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ashley_bradford

Date

March 20, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

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What

Pitcairnia (Genus Pitcairnia)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

March 18, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

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What

Nettle Family (Family Urticaceae)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

March 19, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

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What

Hot Lips (Palicourea elata)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

March 11, 2018 01:05 PM EDT

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ashley_bradford

Date

March 17, 2018 01:12 PM EDT

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Oaks (Genus Quercus)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 15, 2017 05:30 PM EDT

Description

Something in the Red Oak group, but I don't know if it's Scarlet, Black, or Pin.

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What

End Band Net-winged Beetle (Calopteron terminale)

Observer

colinpurrington

Date

August 24, 2016 08:59 AM EDT

Description

Calopteron terminale because (1) transverse depression on elytra, (2) uniformity of ridge heights, and (3) blue tinge. I'm not sure how useful blue tinge characteristic is (from BugGuide page on species). In case useful for anyone else learning about this genus I took a stab at some visual ID tips (on pic #2):

Calopteron terminale

The other two members of the genus in the United States and Canada are Calopteron reticulatum and Calopteron discrepans. I have a blog post with more pics.

Please also see the very similar Caenia dimidiata.

There are many more species (100+?) in Mexico, Central America, and South America but those species are not yet logged into iNaturalist. So if you have observed a Calopteron outside of the United States, keep your ID at the genus level even if it sort of looks like one of the three species in the United States.

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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Observer

ashley_bradford

Date

June 16, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

Description

Showing the sticky “feet”

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Three-lobed Tumbling Flower Beetle (Paramordellaria triloba)

Observer

jciv

Date

July 12, 2018 04:30 PM CDT

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Amber Snails (Family Succineidae)

Observer

ana_kaahanui

Date

April 27, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

Description

Friendship Animal Hispital Green Roof

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ashley_bradford

Date

March 18, 2018 05:53 PM EDT

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American Green Crab Spider (Misumessus oblongus)

Observer

claggy

Date

June 19, 2017 11:43 AM EDT

Description

A very cooperative crab spider! Definitely the largest crab spider I've seen so far- body length 3-4mm, front leg span ~2cm

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muir

Date

July 9, 2017 12:45 PM EDT